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JUTC shortens route due to massive breakaway at Lawrence Tavern

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 5:00 AM
Major breakaway along the Lawrence Tavern corridor.

The state-run Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) has been forced to abridge its service on route Number 54 which plies Half-Way-Tree/Border in St Andrew, according to a statement from the company yesterday.

Recent heavy rains across the island caused severe damage to a number of roads and infrastructure, including the Lawrence Tavern corridor.

JUTC said the roadway has been severely eroded and poses safety and security risks.

"There is a massive breakaway just before arriving at Lawrence Tavern. According to the National Works Agency, the erosion to that section of the roadway is continuous," the statement said.

"As a result, the JUTC has been terminating its service at Temple Hall and shall continue to do so until the road is rehabilitated."